A public-private initiative involving officials and industry from Spain and Chile has enlisted the help of gourmet chefs and restaurants to launch its new sector brand “Merluza Austral Chile” to Spanish consumers and retailers.
Chile’s government investment promotion agency, ProChile, is leading this joint campaign in partnership with Chilean fishing federation Pesqueras del Sur Austral, private firms from Chile (Emdepes,… Read More
AquaChile’s Costa Rica-based Rainforest Tilapia operation has received its fourth star in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program, the coveted final step that verifies responsible practices throughout the fish farmer's entire supply chain.
The BAP certification program is managed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), and provides third-party certification that encompasses the entire aquaculture production chain,… Read More
Chile’s National Fishery Services (Sernapesca) said that seafood landings and volumes have increased through August 2017, growing 16 percent over last year’s catch to reach a total of 2.4 million tons, driven by increases in pelagic resources.
Sernapesca’s recent figures were published in national Chilean daily El Mercurio, and measured activity for both wild catches and aquaculture from January to August of this year. The… Read More
A wellboat loaded with 37,000 salmon and 67,000 liters of fuel has sunk off the coast of Chiloe, in Southern Chile. Authorities, including four Chilean naval units, are working to contain the spill and impact of the incident.
The Chilean navy is heading the contingency effort, and in a statement confirmed that the wellboat “Seikongen” sunk after a perforation in its hull. All 11 members of its crew were rescued, and authorities are… Read More
Norwegian instrumentation firm Nortek says using Doppler technology to monitor aquaculture conditions could help Chilean farms make more informed decisions based on data, thus helping to close the efficiency gap compared to farms in the country’s Scandinavian home country.
In a statement, Nortek said Doppler technology has already been successfully used to ensure better safety and efficiency at Chile’s ports. Switching to a full… Read More
Skretting’s new Aquaculture Research Center in Southern Chile is slated for launch in the first half of 2018, and will focus on developing new sustainable feed inputs, especially from plant sources.
The new research center will expand the company’s research capacity, and allow it to adapt each solution to the specific realities of different markets.
“In the last few years we have achieved important advances with inputs… Read More